Padded Mirror Case Class

  A faithful reproduction of a 17th c Padded Mirror Case hand made by myself, one at a time in carefully selected woods including pine, maple and ash. With dimensions and all features based on the handful of originals left in existence.  My case measures 14"x 17" flat, and stands 2 &1/2" tall to the top of the lid when closed.
   The cost of each case is 900.00 USD, due at time of purchase.  It takes about 4 weeks for me to make from start to finish, at which time I will invoice for exact shipping cost to your location before shipping.

 Also included via private blog will be detailed step by step photos and instruction  for~

*Gilding/ applying gold leaf
*Papering the Interior & Exterior
*Interior silk linings and tufted paddings
*Tips for choosing trims & types of trims
*How to choose a period correct marbled paper pattern
*Ground fabric selection
*Applying your finished embroidery to the top & face
~ and since I am beading mine~
*3 dimensional padded beadwork 
*beaded figural stumpwork (people & acorns)
*laid/couched beadwork
* Single Needle Right Angle Stitch Bead Weaving 
*Wired edge Twilling  (the technique used in my beaded basket)
~ and more

  The lid tilts back nicely, and comes with one piece mirror. When purchasing you will have the option to choose either new or aged mirror at no extra cost~ the aged mirror is shown.  The interior box is a shallow 1 &1/4" deep
 ****NOTE the bun feet included will be PLAIN, NOT gilt~ I included the gilt feet photo to show how the little bit of bling can really make them look rich!******

 A lid size of 13" x 10" offers plenty of blank space to fill with your favorite embroidery~ be it stumpwork, counted work or flat embroidery. One of these would be beautiful done up in the gummed silk technique!

***Note again, gilt feet are shown for display only, yours will be shipped as seen below, unfinished. ***
I have had so many requests, I am now offering to gild your feet for you~ YAY! I use real 24k gold~ you feet will look the same as mine above. My finish is not matte, nor is it a highly burnished mirror finish~ its an  in between Roan Gold finish. I use a clear UV protectant over the gilding, and as well finish off the feet with dark brown felt pads.  If you would like to add gilding to your order, you can do it with the button below~ the cost is per set of 4 feet.

24 K Gold Gilding 65.00 per set of 4 feet. 

  Just like the originals, the bottom of the case base sits up off the tabletop on 4 wonderful pot bellied bunn feet of my own design. These will ship unattached for your ease in finishing.  The sides offer an extra special area for embroidered embellishment for a unique surprise not readily noticeable from the top~ I am adding my name and motto here!
 All hardware is included! Solid brass lid hinges and period reproduction mirror holders and lid pull as shown above~ at purchase you will have option to choose between the tin'd (silver), or brass versions.
                                              *******BRASS IS SOLD OUT************
Also included with your purchase is my beadwork pattern I drafted for the lid and face depicting the King & Queen . The floral borders have space for ones initials and date.

Above is a video of my finished case in beadwork~ you can see more photo views of it on my blog,

 Layaway is available ~ just drop me an email at to discuss a custom plan to fit your own budget.

17th c Padded Mirror Case Carcass 900.00 USD  ~ remember, gilding of the feet  is additional and available above!
  **SHIPPING NOT INCLUDED & INVOICED SEPARATELY** Any customs or VAT taxes on international shipments are responsibility of the purchaser and are NOT included in the purchase price. Full purchase value will be listed on all customs forms